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Literary Elements in Short Stories

For Teachers 9th - 11th
Introduce your class to Glogster with this literary analysis instructional activity. At the end of your short story unit, they choose one literary element to apply to three short stories and make an online poster using Glogster. Samples...
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Literary Elements Advance Organizer

For Teachers 4th - 8th
Make a poster of this Literary Elements Organizer and post it in your classroom to remind class members of the various aspects of the elements of characterization, setting, conflict and theme. Links to this and other organizers are...
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Literary Elements in Of Mice and Men

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders review an exercise, after reading most of the novel Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck. They demonstrate a range of literary elements such as conflict, symbolism, setting, and foreshadowing. Students also are able to provide...
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Story Literary Elements

For Teachers 6th - 8th
A lesson on the literary elements necessary for a story, this energetic slide show might be just what you are looking for! Cover the following terms: foreshadowing, protagonist, conflict, characters, setting, climax, setting, point of...
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Literary Elements

For Teachers 5th - 7th
Address the literary elements in a piece of writing using these materials. The packet includes plenty of resources, and focuses mainly on theme, character, and point of view, with some materials for setting, symbolism, and author's...
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Literary Elements Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
Using literature circles? Planning an independent reading assignment? Check reading progress with an exercise that asks readers to identify the literary elements (point of view, setting, conflict, characterization) in their text.
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Literary Elements

For Teachers 8th - 12th
Define literary elements for your class using this presentation. Only the definitions are included for 11 different terms. You might help your learners connect to the material by adding in examples for each term.
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Music Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
While music lyrics are often used to teach literary elements, the richness of this resource comes from the wealth of exercises, activities, and support materials provided in the packet.  Although designed for gifted learners, the...
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Learning Literary Elements through African and African American Folktales

For Teachers 8th
Eighth graders explore the role of plot structure and archetypes in literature. In this literary elements lesson, 8th graders read several African-American folk tales and identify the plot structure and archetypes in each of them....
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Read Aloud- Literary Elements- Prediction

For Teachers 1st
First graders read two stories.  In this literary elements lesson, 1st graders read The Hat by Jan Brett, notice patterns of prediction, identify the setting, problem and solution and compare the story to the book The Mitten.
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Story Literary Elements

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Ten entertaining slides will amuse your elementary students as you describe and give examples of storytelling elements. Foreshadowing, the protagonist, conflict, characters, setting, climax, point of view and the antagonist are all...
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Literary Elements: Author's Style

For Students 4th - 8th
Addressing both author's purpose and word choice, this fun worksheet reinforces many aspects of literary analysis. Four short answer questions about a piece of writing prompt middle schoolers to analyze a piece of writing, and a graphic...
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Comparing and Contrasting

For Teachers 3rd Standards
Teach your third graders to compare and contrast literary elements in two different works on related topics. A pre-assessment activity asks young readers to identify story elements such as character, setting, plot, and main idea. Pairs...
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Understanding Fantasy

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Explore fantasy as a genre. After working in small groups to identify literary elements in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis, class members share their work and then use the presentations to help them prepare to write...
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Reviewing Literary Elements

For Teachers 2nd - 4th
Students identify the elements of fiction, and work on compare and contrast skills.. In this comprehension lesson, students read different versions of Cinderella. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the literary elements...
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Story Literary Elements Worksheet

For Students 7th - 12th
In this literary elements activity, students read selected short stories and then respond to 5 short answer questions based on the stories.
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Poetry: Literary Elements & Figurative Language

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
A review of types of figurative language leads to an opportunity for learners to make up their own examples and share. They are also introduced to four idioms, and then write a poem incorporating figurative language. While the directions...
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Literary Elements and Vocabulary: Mini Quiz

For Students 6th - 9th
Readers match five literary terms -- personification, narrator, tone, dialogue, foreshadowing -- with their definitions. They also spell, identify the part of speech, define, and write a creative sentence for each of five dictated words....
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Worksheet: Elements of A Short Story

For Students 7th - 9th
Four questions about conclusion, climax, tone, and theme make up this worksheet about literary elements. The questions are specific to certain short stories ("The Landlady," "The Tell Tale Heart," "There Will Come Soft Rains," and "The...
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Writing Effective Responses to Literature

For Teachers 7th - 9th
Help your middle schoolers respond to literature by using this literary critique lesson. They will discover critique strategies as they employ their knowledge of literary elements to role-play the part of a literary critic reviewing a...
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Express Yourself Pre Assessment Lesson 1 & 2

For Teachers 6th
Find out how much your class knows about literary elements with a quick pre-assessment. Pupils work first individually to identify the instances of personification, metaphor, simile, and more, and then with group members to determine the...
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Song of the Trees by Mildred Taylor

For Teachers 3rd - 7th Standards
Explore the literary elements of Mildred Taylor's Song of the Trees with this beautiful Prezi presentation. Focusing on the story's characters, setting, and major plot points, young readers are provided with a complete summary of this...
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Magical Musical Tour: Using Lyrics to Teach Literary Elements

For Teachers 3rd - 8th Standards
Language arts learners don't need a lecture about poetry; they listen to poetry every day on the radio! Apply skills from literary analysis to famous songs and beautiful lyrics with a lesson about literary devices. As class...
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Teach21: The Short of It, Lesson 8/12

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Ambitious and interesting, this lesson attempts to cover many literary elements in ninety minutes. Idioms, point of view, theme, and characterization are all topics of the activity, which also involves "After Twenty Years" by O. Henry...

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